This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions acceptance-based treatment, standard behavioral treatment
Treatments acceptance-based treatment, standard behavioral treatment
Sponsor Drexel University
Start date July 2012
End date June 2017
Trial size 200 participants
Trial identifier NCT01854320, R01DK095069


The primary goal of this project is to determine if an innovative behavioral weight loss program that incorporates new developments from the field of behavior therapy produces superior weight control than standard behavioral treatment. A sample of 200 adults from the community are participating in this study.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Behavioral therapy for weight loss focusing on acceptance-based cognitive strategies and techniques.
acceptance-based treatment
(Active Comparator)
Standard behavioral therapy for weight loss, the "gold standard" treatment.
standard behavioral treatment

Primary Outcomes

time frame: Baseline - 2-year follow-up

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 70 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Be between the ages of 18 and 70 - Have a BMI between 27-50 - Have the ability to engage in physical activity (i.e., can walk at least 2 blocks without stopping for rest). - Agree to provide permission for the research team to regularly contact your physician throughout the study to share information on changes in your weight. - Successfully complete all steps in the enrollment process Exclusion Criteria: - You have a medical condition or psychiatric condition that may limit your ability to comply with the behavioral recommendations of the program or pose a risk to you during weight loss. - You are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the next three years. - Report recently beginning a course of or changing the dosage of prescription medications that can cause significant weight loss or weight gain. - You are participating in or plan to participate in another weight loss program in the next three years. - The research team identifies any factors that would render you potentially unable or unlikely to follow the protocol, or unable to benefit from it.

Additional Information

Official title Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatment for Obesity: Maintenance and Mechanisms
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Drexel University.